Build Your Dream!

Young Living Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah. Building No. 1 of 5, with No. 6 being a newly remodeled Member Services building in American Fork, Utah.

Young Living Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah. Building No. 1 of 5, with No. 6 being a newly remodeled Member Services building in nearby American Fork.

Yes, my dream launched Young Living, but all of you are sharing in that dream. You’re here to share in that dream with Mary and me and our employees worldwide. Our vision is to take pure essential oils to every home in the world. It’s such an incredible thrill for me.

Here is our current Young Living Global Headquarters in Utah, although we are actually housed in six buildings, and we have over 2,000 employees worldwide [April 2016].

Build your dream. Remember, no dream is too big not to fulfill. If you dream big, you’ll have big accomplishments. If you dream big, you’ll have big adventures. If you dream big, you’ll build big legacies to leave behind you. They’re wonderful things.

I created Build Your Dream oil blend just for you. Pour it on your feet and hands, rub it on your face. Use it to build your dream. This oil blend is very powerful when you combine it with Dream Catcher and Envision. Use your oils in companionship to enhance and multiply the frequency of each one of them. Put them on before you go to bed.

I also love putting Frankincense or Sacred Frankincense on my crown and on my temples and then Dream Catcher on my pillow; so no matter how I turn, I’m breathing Dream Catcher.

You’ve seen how my dreams came true. Thank you all for sharing this dream with me!

Editor’s Note: This post concludes Gary’s Anniversary Blog. Next week we will begin Gary’s Live Your Dream Blog.

Growing Pains!

A loading dock went in and there was a lot of construction. Some people can remember Mary on a very tall ladder installing curtains that she sewed to cover the high windows.

A loading dock went in and there was a lot of construction. Some people can remember Mary on a very tall ladder installing curtains that she sewed to cover the high windows.

God opens doors for you, if you listen and pay attention, and you don’t look at the paint, or the interior or the exterior; you look at the potential. If you look at the paint chips and the cracks in the floor and the wallpaper torn off or the sheet rock that’s exploded because a frozen pipe broke behind it, and there’s a mess all over the floor, and there’s animal stuff on the floor—if you look at all of that, your dream is gone. It’s gone.

And this is part of what steals your dreams—you become too picky and too detail-oriented to fulfill a dream. You must understand, in order to dream, you’ve got to look beyond all of that stuff. Then once you start on the path of your dream, you can go back and look at the details, because by that time it’s anchored in, so the details don’t matter. Once your dream’s anchored in and you’ve become that, you pursue it.

And this was a happy day when we moved from Riverton to Payson, into the giant building down there where we felt like two peas in a trash can rolling around, it was so big. Mary said, “What are we going to do with all this space?”

I said, “Don’t worry about it, Honey; it will fill up.” And it did.

This was building the loading ramp so that we could get the trucks in, because now we were selling so much product that we had to have it come in a truck instead of a pickup. Oh what an amazing day when we built the loading dock.

Then when we filled the entire gymnasium, Mary said, “What are we going to do now?”

I said, “It’s time to move the warehouse.” So we got our first building in Springville, 40,000 square feet.

Mary and I walked into that and she did it again, she says, “Honey, what are we going to do with all this space?”

I said, “It’ll only take a couple of years for it to all be full.”

So then we built our 109,000-square-foot building. And then when we had the grand opening of that building, Mary said it again, “Oh, Honey, can you believe this is so massive?”

I said, “Don’t worry, Honey, it’ll fill up.” And guess what, it’s now too small, and we have to build a bigger one. Because of you. All because of you. Isn’t that fabulous!

Twenty Years of Growth

This Riverton, Utah, building was Young Living Essential Oil’s home for a short while.

This Riverton, Utah, building was Young Living Essential Oil’s home for a short while.

How many can remember this building in Riverton, Utah? Before Mary and I were married, I was in Phoenix, Arizona, with Vonn, doing a meeting. As I got ready to leave, I got on the plane and called Mary and said, “Could you find a realtor who could meet me at the airport and take me to look for a building, because I’m going to move Young Living from Washington to Utah.”

So she picked me up at the airport, met me at the realtor’s office, and we went out and looked at this building. We walked through it with a flashlight because it was dark and at night, and I had to get back on the plane and go to Spokane the next morning. It was unbelievably filthy. It had been empty for one or two years, maybe longer.

The representative for the building was in Moscow, Russia; and we called him at 3 o’clock in the morning and made the deal overnight. Mary said, “You don’t really want to go out there, do you? That’s on the other side of the tracks.”

I said, “What do you mean?”

She said, “That is just so far out there.

I said, “That’s all I can afford right now. But this is just a temporary stopping spot; that’s all it is.”

We moved into this building and I bought it for $89,000. I subdivided off an acre and sold it to a shopping center for $250,000 a year later. A year later I sold the building and the other acre for another $158,000. So it was from the sale of that that helped me purchase the first 160-acre farm down at Mona and put us into the building that we purchased in Payson. It was all leveraged, every part of it.

The Family Vacation: Finishing the Distillery

Gary’s goal to have the distillery at Highland Flats operational by January 6th was met two days early! And the Young Family had their “vacation,” working and playing together over the Christmas holidays.

Gary’s goal to have the distillery at Highland Flats operational by January 6 was met two days early! And the Young Family had their “vacation,” working and playing together over the Christmas holidays.

We had Christmas morning in a little cabin, 16 by 20. Yeah, things haven’t changed much. However, it didn’t have a dirt roof. But what you see in this picture is the result of that Christmas. We worked so hard.

We only had maybe five or six presents that we shared as a family Christmas morning. After I cooked breakfast and we opened our presents, we went to the distillery and worked; and that night we watched a movie in the cabin. Jacob crawled up beside me on the bed where we were watching a movie and said, “Dad, this is the best Christmas we’ve ever had.”

I set my goal for January 6 because we had distributors coming on January 6, and guess what—we fired the distillery and distilled on January 4, two days before schedule.

Being Together: The Best Vacation!

Despite hard work earlier,  tthe distillery wasn't finished. The promised winter vacation cancelled. But Mary and the boys flew to join Gary at Highland Flats. The work was completed even before the deadline and a great winter vacation happened as well!

Despite hard work earlier, the distillery wasn’t finished, so the vacation was cancelled. But Mary and the boys flew to join Gary at Highland Flats. The work was completed even before the deadline, and a great winter vacation happened as well!

We had planned a two-week vacation because I had been gone for five weeks traveling in Sri Lanka, India, Dubai, Kenya, and Somalia. So I told the boys, “If I go for five weeks, we’ll take two weeks at Christmastime and go to Whistler in British Columbia to ski; or we’ll go someplace where there’s nobody around and it will just be us for two weeks just to ski and play and have fun.”

Well, when I realized it wasn’t going to happen, it was really hard to pick up the phone the day before Christmas and tell Mary, “Honey, if I don’t stay here and build this distillery, it’s not going to happen. I don’t know how to tell the boys, because I made them a promise.”

She said, “That’s okay, Honey; we’ll come and help you.”

So they flew up and worked side by side with me every single day, right through Christmas, hanging sheet rock, taping, texturing, painting, welding, whatever it was; and Mary was cleaning. She’s the cleaning person and cleans up behind everybody, and then when the construction crews came back after Christmas, she was cleaning up behind them.

So I’d get up in the morning at 4 o’clock and go over and work in the distillery; then the boys would get up about 9. I’d go over and make breakfast, and we had breakfast together. Then we’d all go to the distillery and work until 3 o’clock. And I’d say, “Okay, boys, let’s go.” And we’d load up and drive up to the ski hill and ski until 9 o’clock. Then we’d come back and go to bed. Day after day we did the same thing, but they got to ski and they got to be with me; and I got to be with them.